Top Beauty Trends to Avoid During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant, and looking to keep your beauty routine safe for baby, avoid these trends like the plague!

Let's face it: pregnancy on it's own is a monumental experience. Your body is going through so many physical and hormonal changes to make room for the growing life inside you...which often comes with many symptoms. You're fighting exhaustion, morning sickness and trying to follow a healthy prenatal plan. The last thing you want to see is another long list of things to avoid when pregnant. I get it. It's overwhelming. But the first trimester is a really major phase of pregnancy. It's when your body and the new life forming inside you needs the most attention and care. That's why … [Read more...]

7 Small Changes to Make at the Grocery Store for Pregnancy Health

If you're looking for ways to eat healthy during pregnancy, make these easy changes when you shop for groceries!

Sifting through all those must-have foods for a healthy pregnancy can be a little daunting. You want to buy fresh and organic for your developing baby...when possible, and get all the necessary nutrients for your own body to sustain a pregnancy. But sometimes there's just so much to remember: What you should be eating daily. What you shouldn't be. And what you should avoid at all costs. The list goes on and on. When I think back to my shopping habits during pregnancy a few things come to mind. Each time I went to the grocery store to buy the essentials, I learned to make small changes … [Read more...]

Surviving Morning Sickness: 25 Ways to Treat Pregnancy Nausea

Morning Sickness: 25 Ways to Treat Nausea During Pregnancy

You're 3 months pregnant. Trying to enjoy every moment of this beautiful miracle happening inside your body. But hovering over a toilet for hours isn't exactly your idea of motherhood bliss. Morning sickness can certainly feel unbearable. And when you're going through the first trimester, it can feel like there is no end in sight. Sigh. I've. Been. There. Mama! In fact 99.9% of expectant mothers have most likely been there too! You are not alone. RELATED: Make These Small, Healthy Changes When Grocery Shopping & Pregnant I experienced morning sickness with all of my … [Read more...]

Holiday Mocktail Smoothie: A Delicious Green Drink for Pregnant Moms

The Grinch Mocktail Smoothie A green smoothie for moms-to-be

What do you do when your pregnant and mingling with friends and family at the latest holiday party, admiring all the festive holiday cocktails adorned with candy canes and red, white and green liqueur? You raise a glass and toast with your holiday mocktail (alcohol-free), that's what you do! Trust me, I know the feeling. I've been pregnant during the holidays 3 times so knew I had to find a way to safely join in the fun. So today, I'm bringing you a delicious recipe for a smoothie mocktail that will leave you feeling energized and ready to celebrate with bells on! This smoothie … [Read more...]

Gender Reveal Ideas: 12 Fun Ways to Share the News

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A few days ago we shared some exciting news with family. We're having another baby! Looks like three's a charm for us...because we're having a baby boy!!! That will mean three beautiful, rambunctious boys in the house! I can only imagine how much crazier life will get from here on out, but we're looking forward to welcoming our newest little bundle of joy with open hearts! We kept it simple this time around when making the gender announcement to family...because things get a little more hectic when you're on #3 ;). I still think it's always fun to let everyone else know with a … [Read more...]

How to Get Luxurious & Trendy Maternity Clothes for Less

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I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Let's face it: maternity clothes can be a bit pricey. So it's not unusual to find expectant moms sporting oversized shirts or pants to get comfortable and avoid shelling out tons of cash for clothes that will only be worn for a few months. (Heck, when I was pregnant with my first, I only splurged on maternity leggings because I knew they were a must!) Luckily, there's a solution that's just sprung up: Bella Gravida, a new wardrobe … [Read more...]

Introducing the World’s Purest Baby Wipes #WaterWipes

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I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central forWaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As moms of babies and toddlers, we always want what's best for our little ones -- especially when it comes to their delicate skin. Whether it's changing a newborn's diaper, cleaning up sticky fingers and cheeks after ice cream or messy paint activities, having safe, chemical free wipes handy in every room of the house is a must! Even when I'm not at home, I try to choose the best baby … [Read more...]

The Moment You Realize You’re Going to Be a Mom #Clearblue

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Excited. Joyful. Thankful. Blessed. Anxious. Nervous. Disbelief. Shocked. These are a few words real moms used to describe that very moment they found out they were expecting...with the realization that a new life was forming inside their very body and the whole world as they knew it was about to change.I can still recall the first moment it happened to ME. The scene plays over and over in my head. It was late in the evening. I had a hunch and decided it was the moment of truth. My husband lay on the bed surfing the internet as I nervously made my way to the bathroom not telling him that I … [Read more...]

16 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives {Free Printable}

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. I remember when I was first pregnant and planning out all the things we needed to do in preparation for the arrival of our first bundle of joy. I knew I had to stock up on essential items like baby clothes, diapers, bottles etc. As a new mom, I was focusing on all the specific items baby needed...unfortunately I never really gave much thought to all those things I needed to do while I had the extra time! Because fast-forward two years later: I am a mom to a two year-old toddler and … [Read more...]

3 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Pregnancy

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When you're newly pregnant or just thinking about conceiving, a flood of what you can expect comes to mind. You know what I'm talking about.  The nausea, the cravings, the urge to pee periodically in the middle of the night.  Standard pregnancy "symptoms" that you try to prepare yourself for. But some things may never reach your ears, until you experience them first-hand.  Maybe because they don't always occur to EVERY pregnant woman, or maybe they just seem to slip under the radar. And maybe knowing them wouldn't have made things any easier, but I personally would have at least been able … [Read more...]